I'm reading a book written by Richardson in 1700s and I ran into an expression that I never read before nor I could find it out in any dictionary. The whole sentence is:
"But, aunt, but, madam (put in my sister) there is no hurt, I presume, in letting my sister know the condition she goes to Miss Howe upon; since, if he gets a nack of visiting her there"
At this point of the story there are Clary, the main character, her brother and her mother which are discussing with each other. Her brother wants to decide upon her the conditions reported above. "if he gets... of visiting her" is referred to a man who is annoying the young Miss and which could decide at any moment, even if she is far away from her house, to visit her.
Could you please tell me the meaning of that expression? "to get a nack"
Thank you very much.
Thank you very much bhaisahab. Probably it is a misprint and I could not go back intuitively to the word "knack".